- The world sadly lost one of it’s great comedians, Norm McDonald, this past week. He was a favorite of mine, and if somehow you are unfamiliar with his work, I highly suggest you go to YouTube and famiarize yourself.
- You’ve probably gone a good portion of your life hearing about the ‘New Coke’ debacle in the mid-’80s and heard about how much of a flop, and an embarrassment, it was to Coca-Cola. But was it really? There are some who think that it was all a ploy to increase sales of original Coca-Cola. Read for yourself the story of how it all came about, and what resulted from all the uproar in 1985 in this piece from Damn Interesting, The American Gustation Crisis of 1985.
- The 2021 National Toy Hall of Fame nominees’s have been announced, and there is some stiff competition to get in this year. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Cabbage Patch Kids, Battleship, and more top old toys are vying to be one of the six inductees this time around. You can make your voice heard by participating in the vote.
- The original Universal Monsters movies are returning to theaters this October courtesy of Fathom Events. You can see if they are playing in your area here.
- Elvira is returning to television for her 40th anniversary with a movie marathon celebration on Shudder.
- The first cast members for the The Lost Boys reboot have been set.
- Matt is back with reviews of more of 2021’s Hottest Halloween Junk Food.
- Here are some crazy facts about The Golden Girls you probably didn’t know.
- Saturday Mornings Forever has a fun look back at the Saturday morning cartoons of 1990 and 1991.
- And Plaid Stallions brings us more 5 Awesome Things on eBay This Week
Video(s) of the Week
I’ve got not one, but two videos for you to enjoy this week. First up is a look at television in 1981. The 1981 fall season of television was a strange one due to the writer’s strike that was taking place in Hollywood. Networks had to put together whatever lineups they could since there were no new episodes of their popular shows of the time. Here’s a look at what the networks came up with in their place, and boy are there some real “gems” that hit the screen that season.
And for the seond video, in memory of the late, great Norm McDonald, it’s one of my favorite SNL bits of his, as he portrays Burt Reynolds, or should I say, Turd Ferguson, on Celebrity Jeopardy. RIP Norm.